in tears

idiom

: having tears come out of one's eyes
We were laughing so hard that we were in tears.

Examples of in tears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether that be walking away from a house in the morning in tears listening to your colicky baby screaming for you, going back to work sometimes doubled over in pain, pumping in the back of storage closets delirious without sleep, the total panic of losing childcare. Dawn Huckelbridge, Glamour, 9 Apr. 2024 The magnitude of the moment seemed to dawn on Staley as the confetti rained down on her team after another successful season, breaking down in tears as her championship-winning squad celebrated reaching the mountain top yet again. Ben Morse, CNN, 8 Apr. 2024 On March 1, 2024, a packed courtroom watched as Michelle Troconis collapsed in tears after a jury convicted her of conspiring with her boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, to murder his estranged wife. Emily Wichick Hourihane, CBS News, 5 Apr. 2024 This year, picking up her fifth against Stanford during the regular season almost had her in tears. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 The episode kicked off with the now-iconic shot of Joey on the final day in tears... and then cut to host Jesse Palmer in the studio, surrounded by fans and Bachelor Nation alumni. Breanne L. Heldman, Peoplemag, 26 Mar. 2024 In an emotional tribute to the city of Philadelphia, the Eagles organization, his brother Travis, and his wife Kylie, Jason had the world in tears. Trisha Garcia-Easto, Sacramento Bee, 7 Mar. 2024 Since stepping away from management, Clark has been able to watch his son more closely and was in tears after seeing Liverpool win the Carabao Cup at the weekend. Ben Church, CNN, 29 Feb. 2024 Or, like that morning, consoling people who approach him in tears because their favorite store is going away. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, 25 Feb. 2024

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“In tears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20tears. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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